Take a break. Ten minutes from downtown, the Central West End offers fun galleries, shops and food. Try Scape, an American bistro. scapestl.com
The art of recycling. Artist Bob Cassilly created the interactive City Museum from objects found throughout St. Louis. Big Eli, a restored four-story Ferris wheel, dominates the rooftop. citymuseum.org
On screen. As a great meeting teaser or pillow gift, give attendees a copy of the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis, shot in the city and starring Judy Garland (special edition DVD, about $24 at amazon.com).
A member of the National League since the 1890s, the St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball's most storied franchises and fun to watch in action at Busch Stadium. stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com
New in town. Twenty-four sculptures by notables such as Keith Haring grace the paths of Citygarden. Explore, and then enjoy lunch at the Terrace View café. citygardenstl.org
On the Web The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau offers 25 musts for visitors: bit.ly/cRWh2J